School: Teamhair, Áth Treasna

Taur, Co. Cork
Dd. Ó Súillleabháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0351, Page 483

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0351, Page 483

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Teamhair, Áth Treasna
  2. XML Page 483
  3. XML “Old Crafts - Dyeing”
  4. XML “Old Crafts - Dyeing”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. Long ago the people dyed the wool with a plant called yellow root. They pulled the yellow root washed it, and boiled it. The garment was steeped for four days in the yellow dye and it came out a dark brown, and it was generally used for woolen garments.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. Long ago the people made their own dyes. They made a dye from hay and stable manure. They boiled the hay and manure, and left them colour the water. Then they strained off the liquid and threw away the fodder. They boiled the clothes in the liquid and after a short time they gave it a second dyeing with log wood and copperas.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. economic activities
        1. trades and crafts (~4,680)
          1. dyeing (~134)
    Hannah Walsh
    Glennamucklagh East, Co. Cork